Fund paucity mars resettlement

KAVRE: Relocation of earthquake victims has been in limbo due to lack of fund in Kavre. After the Minister of Home Affairs failed to send the relief amount of Rs 15,000 per family to build temporary shelters, 4,955 households in 10 VDCs have been affected. Among the VDCs are Saldhara, Chyamrangbesi, Milche, Gokule, Budhakhani, Salmechakal, Boldephediche and Dolalghat. Relief distribution has been completed in most of the 66 VDCs. Distribution is on in Panchkhal and Khashikhanda VDCs. According to Local Development Officer Chiranjivi Timsina, relief distribution was delayed due to delay in collection of data concerning the damage. “As the collection of details took time, it further delayed relief distribution,” he said, adding that the victims in the 10 VDCs will get relief amount once the fund arrives. In Kavre, so far, 1.16 billion rupees has been spent under different headings for earthquake victims.

Statute covers all

MAHENDRANAGAR: Minister for Irrigation NP Saud on Monday said the constitution draft was a bit long as the statute had incorporated voices of all political parties of the country. Speaking at a foundation laying programme of Dharapani Irrigation Project at Krishnapur VDC in Kanchanpur, Saud said the new constitution ended up being long and bulky since it had covered all the matters of all political parties.  “We tried our best to include everything in the new constitution,” he said. Nepali Congress leader Saud, who had reached his hometown to collect suggestions on the constitution draft, agreed that the statute had some weaknesses. “The weak points will be corrected as per people’s feedback,” he said. He added that his party believed in making government bodies stronger in the new statute.